Re: [OPE] 'Putting humans back into socialism' -- please forward

Date: Sun Dec 19 2010 - 17:03:53 EST

I also pleased to tell you that Mike L (one of our founding members)
has re-joined the list! He will be checking on the archives
rather than receiving individual emails. So, that means I shouldn't
have to forward any more of his messages as he will be able to post
directly to the list./ In solidarity, Jerry.
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Subject: re: 'Putting humans back into socialism' -- please forward
From: "michael a. lebowitz"
Date: Sun, December 19, 2010 11:59 am
To: "Gerald Levy"

Dear Jerry,
I have just returned from Greece where I had the honour of
presenting the 4th Annual Poulantzas Lecture in Athens and where Marta
Harnecker and I had the opportunity to give a number of talks and to
meet with good militants like John Milius and others actively engaged in
struggle against capitalism.
I see that Frederico Fuentes has apparently provoked David Laibman
and Dave Zachariah with the title ['Putting Humans Back into Socialism']
for his review of my latest book, 'The Socialist Alternative: Real Human
Development'. Frederico, though, has a definite advantage over David and
Dave: aside from being a revolutionary activist who has worked closely
with militants in Venezuela [e.g., editing the newspaper of Marea
Socialista, an important current in the Chavist workers movement],
working in Bolivia [and editing the blog, 'Boliviarising'], and
organising in the DSP and Socialist Alliance in his native Australia,
Fred has actually read the book in question.
I don't know about Dave but I suspect from David's comment about my
relative lack of experience relative to the leadership of the CPSU that
he also would object to the title [and maybe the content] of Konrad
Read's review, 'A New Vision of Socialist Transition and Development'
[]. In any case, I can only
suggest that they both read the book, which was written in Caracas
[rather far, the last I checked, from 'the generating centers of
capitalist ideology']. Perhaps as an additional inducement, they might
consider the most recent review written by Michael Perelman for Choice.
in solidarity,


Michael A. Lebowitz
Professor Emeritus
Economics Department
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, B.C., Canada V5A 1S6
Director, Programme in 'Transformative Practice and Human Development'
Centro Internacional Miranda, P.H.
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